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at losses, big concerns over the solver debt crisis. report in a german newspaper is speculating that england may have to be included the bailout. so the european debt crisis is extending beyond grease, portugal and ireland and potentially italy. this is where we're looking at the european stock markets. off by more than 1% with the paris cac. reasons do with the greek debt crisis. a move away from the partial default. london ftse where banks are affected but not quite so badly as in germany and france up by about quarter of a percent and the losses are 2/3 of a percent for the seger smi. we'll have more of that coming up. >>> in terms of the currency markets, here we are, the main story here is that the euro remains under severe pressure, and i think that currency traders are talking in terms of the picture we've seen in recent weeks on the dollar coming to an end and that the dollar will remain in these kind of circumstances the safe haven currency. so looking at 1.5967. again, the pound under a lot of pressure. the euro, 1.4153 and 80.72. remarket stability for the yen dlafrmt
to the start of wall street, u.s. futures to a pretty healthy open. it's in the shadow of the big jobs number out tomorrow. >> indeed. we'll have to see what difference this makes. now, in the u.k., an enormous story, really, that is shaking the government in some ways. certainly putting the prime minister under pressure in parliament. police are theying there will be a full investigation into new hacking allegations, into "the news of the world." it's a sunday newspaper. advertisers are turning their backs on the u.k.'s most popular sunday read. the tabloid stands accused of hacking into the phones of a missing schoolgirl that was later found dead. as well as relatives of the 2005 london bombings six years ago. and the families of soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. revelations have made waves across the u.k. and even led to a debate in parliament. and definitely in that debate, i think it's fair to say that the prime minister at times looked very much to be on the back foot. >> he seemed to be. very close with the former editor of "the news of the world." shareholders also getting out
, of being a terror attack. large explosions. a big bomb in oslo, and then a guy who steals is police uniform or creates one and then goes to the camp, and he also had mom-making materials or a bomb on the island. you begin to say this is an awful big sort of incident to have just one person. so for a lot of reasons i think people assume, based on recent history over the last ten years, of an international terrorism conspiracy. we're now hearing maybe not. this may be a right wing extremist. somebody from their midst. >> fran, this reminds me of the oklahoma city bombing. when that happened it was also so big the initial idea was this had to be a group of some sort, and i guess it was. there were two people involved. it was not a massive group nor a big effort. >> that's right. i think one, you will find this will be hard to do alone. the times square bomber, it's hard to have one guy to get the materials and put it together correctly and detonate it. it's reasonable to suspect he had some amount of help. and we are hearing from media sources the individual in custody may have been a farmer.
place over here in the uk. this is one division that has the big question mark over it, the publishing division, $997 million in 2010, 22% of operating income for the company. we have "the wall street journal" front cover, they purchased that for $5 billion. you have $200 million coming from the uk. not a game changer but whether this spills over into the other businesses that rupert murdoch owns. the next division, u.s. broadcast networks, they have about 37% penetration into u.s. house holds, this represents 9% of the bottom line, $409 million they have, tv stations scattered throughout the united states, again, does it spill over because of reputation? right now analysts we spoke to on wall street say not just yet, last division here, sky italia here, scott mockridge, it represents 4% of the operation, not a game changer but feeds in. bskyb would have brought in 15% of earnings per share in 2012 if the deal would have gone through, been held off for 12 to 18 months and it may not happen at all. you take a step back from all the numbers i hoad you, $636 million loss, about 14% of the
and those three-month lows for the euro so pretty bleak picture. >>> at the united states a big sell-off on wall street. major averages tumbled, major worries. financial and technology shares were among the biggest losers on monday, bank of america, citigroup, jpmorgan chase and wells fargo all closed roughly 3.5 to 5.5% lower, so really this is touching off fears of a broader financial crisis and don't let's forget the whole situation of the biggest slowdown in the world economy since the 1930s started with the financial crisis and now the worry is with he might go there again. at the close of the play there were triple digit losses for the dow, nasdaq, each closed roughly 2%. painful, pauline. >> let's look at the stock market futures and trading session in the u.s., it's right across the board as well, here's where the u.s. futures stand in premarket action the dow poised to open down by almost 1%, about the same amount for the nasdaq. the nasdaq ended monday's session down 2%, so that's not good news there. also the s&p 500 poised to start the session on tuesday down by 1.25%. we
to be a catastrophe if they don't. big business is scared. if there's a default, they're going to lose a whole lot. >> reporter: americans don't like hearing about politicians losing their tempers during negotiations. >> i understand it's difficult. my job is very difficult. i don't have the option of walking out of a meeting. that would be considered completely inappropriate. >> reporter: many americans believe the debt ceiling needs to be raised but not everybody. >> if i have a credit card with a certain limit and i'm overspending, the answer is not to increase my spending limit. >> is this going to put a greater burden on us as the american people and i just don't think it will help the situation. >> reporter: but there are eternal optimists. >> no matter what they do, we'll survive. >> reporter: a hopeful note as we head into the home stretch on the debt crisis. fe lee shah taylor, cnn, new york. >> let's go over to south africa, where david cameron, the prime minister of united kingdom will be speaking a bit later on alongside the south african president jacob zu ba. that is the conference a
, again, big difficulties with the sydney s&p 200 by more than 1%. let's move over to europe. we're a touch into the hour on the trading day. a decent run-up on some of these markets in the course of last week, off by -- well, actually only a fraction of a percent now. it has been more than that, half a percent for the cac. in the united states markets clearly opened -- will be opening in less than five hours' time and we're looking to a lower start as well. off by 1%. certainly a little pessimism. maybe some optimism mixed in. we will, as hillary clinton says, see a deal in the course of day or the next day or two. >> yeah, it will be interesting to see how the european markets pan out as well and how it affects the u.s. futures. you know, this talk of possible default is actually sending some investors to safe havens like gold for example. hitting a record high of $1,617.30, now it's $1,617.30. the oil price pulling back just a tad over the back of what's going to happen to the u.s. economy and demand for crude. charles. >> hmm. now, if hillary clinton is right and a deal is ju
, it could be too big to fail. >>> nina, we're also seeing investors flee to the safe haven of the yen. it has broken that 80-yen mark but weakening just slightly from yesterday at 79.63. china announced a higher than expected gdp figure for june which eased worries about an abrupt slowdown in the economy. but the debt crisis in europe is still keeping many investors on the sidelines. ramy inocencio is here with a look at asia's closing numbers. >> the gains across the region were pretty good yesterday. the meek kay closed up .4%. credit suisse gave them on out performed rating over here in hong kong, the hang seng closed up a little over 1% here. that's off its worst two-day decline in 17 months. the catalyst here was that better-than-expected gdp number out of the chinese main land. on the mainland the gdp number was 9.5% for june. what was expected was 9.4%. with that the composite rose 1.5%. that was helped by good news from agricultural bank of china after saying its first half net profit would rise by nearly 50%. going down under, the asx rose nearly half a percent. that was prop
of the new session, the big numbers, the nonfarm payrolls out friday. i think the data that more people watch around the world's financial markets than anything else. economists we have been speaking to forecast a gain of 125,000 jobs, plus 125,000 jobs in the month of june. however, that is not enough, because the consensus is that under the present circumstances the united states economy needs to create 150,000 to 200,000 jobs every months, and that's just to keep pace with population growth. so demographics, demographics, demographics. let's look at where the u.s. futures stand in the pre-market action. slightly mixed. broader market off a bit. but the good news is both the dow and the nasdaq are looking right now for gains of around about a tenth of 1%. andrew? >>> now, top u.s. politicians gathered at the white house trying to beat a looming deadline to raise the nation's borrowing limb. but it's hardly a meeting of minds. and nasa is fueling up "atlantis," hoping to launch the final shuttle flight in a few hours from now. but there's one thing that could still get in the way. welcome. i
last week. that's calms down a little bit. there is a feeling that we have to have the big bang here in brussels. europe has to speak with one voice. they have to come up with a grand plan. even if it's not today. but they have to have steps today about, for instance, do they tax the banks here in europe to get more money to give to greece? do they allow this efsf, the current fund that's helping to bailout greece and ireland. do they allow that to be more flexible. it's complicated. but the point is, people want to see firepower. want to see that the politicians are thing as much as they can that make sure that the euro survives. and make sure there isn't an attack on the bond markets. so, we want to see a lot of words coming out of here. then, see some actions. it will be really interesting. it could be all day. we could be here late into the night to see if they can have common agreement on these two very important issues. >> jim, we should talk about the banking sector and how this affects some of europe's largest banks that are heavily exposed to sovereign debt. of all of the 17
currency including the euro, jach knees yen as well as the british euro. the big news out of australia today, well, basically the aussie dollar is near a 30-year high. since last year alone the aussie dlar has risen this much, 18.6% against the u.s. dollar. tony morris told cnn there will be winners and losers because of this. >> certainly going to make it more difficult for exports overseas, particularly manufacturing. will make it much harder for the retail sec tor to compete with cheaper goods from overseas. another direct impact, it makes it much more expensive for tourists to visit. those parts of our economy for the tourist sector, we're not going to benefit so greatly from that. the wig guest winners for this are the consumers. find it far cheaper to buy hopefully things on the shelves, for example. >> so the aussie dollar's record strength comes partly thanks to the debt ceiling deadlock in the u.s., but also linked with higher-than-expected inflation down under. australia's latest cpi reading came out today at .9%. many analysts were expecting .7%. because of this higher figur
of washington's impact. but mining stocks with big drags here. we have rio tinto. financials fell. >> you know, ramy, we've been so preoccupied by what's happened in washington that sometimes it's easy to lose sight of the fact we are in the midst of earnings seasons. we've had reports across the region. >> nintendo, they slashed their full year's forecast earnings by a whopping 82%. that's because gamers aren't so interested in their handheld 3-d game players which came out five months ago. that would be the 3-ds. that's the biggest fall in the past two decades. you're looking at a year to date. nintendo share prices dropped a whopping 47%. it's a similar story, not so bad for sony. they cut its profit estimate for the year by about 25%. this was yesterday. that's because of weak demand for tvs like this bravia over in the u.s. and europe. sony's share price year to date has also dropped by about 35%. but, you know, it's not all doom and gloom. they say its net income surged to about $1.31 billion. this is for the six months to may. forecasters had been -- forecast had been for earnings for a
of those calls are from democrats. murdock is a big backer of republicans. if more momentum builds for probes, there are cautionary tales for lawmakers, reports that the tabloids sometimes turn the tables on those who investigate them. most of those accounts date back to well before this scandal ploou up in the media in recent weeks. martin moore of the media standards trust tells us when british parliamentary looked in the tabloid press a couple years ago, he heard of allegations that they were discouraged from repeatededly inviting rebecca brooks to testify. >> the allegation was they were told, members of that committee were told, do not invite her again. do not press this one, do not push it, because if you do, you'll regret it. that was made very clear. >> reporter: a news corporation spokesman would not comment on that allegation. are you concerned that they might hit back at you and dig into your personal life or whatever? >> i'm not worried about my personal life nor am i worried about my next term. i've been here 27 years. when you grow up in a poverty stricken area and po
that for us. so it's going to be a big change for some folks. >> stillson always dreamed of being a launch director. no woman has ever held that job. but for now, nasa has nothing for her to launch. back onboard -- >> let's go to the air lock. >> we'll take a look in the air lock. >> crawl about 12 feet. >> i'm going to drag these cables in, too. >> on the other end is the shuttle's cargo bay, spacious enough to hold a school bus. over the 39 flights of discovery, dozens of astronauts in space suits have been at this exact vantage point, waiting to step out to repair a satellite or build the space station. >> you can grab the hand hold here, and then just keep coming. put a hand up here and you can pull yourself right on up. >> we're climbing the ladder to the flight deck. in the weightlessness of space just float your way up. >> i'm allowed the privilege of the commander's seat. >> there's a lot of butts that sat here. i guess i shouldn't touch. >> john, we're on the flight deck of discovery. the commander sits in the left seat. the pilot sits in the right seat. >> the windows are covered
of the big monthly jobs report. there wasn't an awful lot of movement, as you can see, at the end of the session. the s&p and also the dow were each off by just a fraction, and the nasdaq meanwhile managing to choke up just a small gain. pretty modest, though. about one-third of a percent. this is how the future markets are trading. it seems that we're in for a flat start at the moment. a number of indices down if we look at the futures. but only by a bit. about .07%. >>> britain's most popular newspaper is under hot water. they are facing allegations of phone hacking. today british lawmakers will debate calls for an urgent public inquiry into the affair. this all comes after new claims suggest that after the london underground and bus bombings of 2005, this paper may have tried to hack the victims' phones and the phones of their relatives as well. >>> the new phone hacking claims that have caused so much anger across the united kingdom also centered around a 13-year-old who disappeared on her way home from school back in 2002. her decomposing body was discovered six months later.
. about 75 miles in your terms. yeah. it was a big shake. it felt like a big shake. we're not used to that sort of magnitude earthquake. for many people, they got a frigtd. but everything is fine. a most unusual event. >> mark o'brien, network 10 reporter, from melbourne. >>> neighboring new zealand was hit by an earthquake on tuesday. the 6.5 magnitude quake was felt on most of the country. it was centered in taupo. but it was felt as far down as the capital of wellington. residents were shaken. but there's been no reports of any damage so far. as network 10's reporter, mark o'brien, was telling us. >>> you're watching "world business today." her first day on the job as the head of the imf. we'll look at the kind of leader that lagarde is bound to be. >>> a place where money seems to be no object. and gracing group buying sites. ♪ sing polly wolly doodle all the day ♪ ♪ hah nymex trieding down on 28 cents on the dollar. from cnn london, this is "world business today." welcome back. a die after winning thailand's general election, the new prime minister has announced her gove
but in the world of finance and business as well with his many, many endorsements. this was big, big news here today. china's stlal television has been broadcasting now for five hours live after this announcement that has really captured everyone's attention. yao ming, of course, went to the houston rockets in 2002 as a tall, gangly kid, has since emerged as one of the leading players in the nba, someone who has played for the nba all-star team, has also represented the chinese team at the olympics and world titles and so on. he was able to reflect today on that journey and took some time out for a special thanks to those people in the united states who helped him along the way. >> special thanks for my friends overseas, especially the fans in houston. i would like to thank you forgive me a great nine years during my nba career. nine years ago i come to houston as a young, tall, skinny player. an entire city and a team changed me to a grown man, not only a basketball player. >> he did that very comfortably in english as well, something he wasn't able to do when he first went to houston. it rea
on this situation, ramy. apart from the debt situation, there are big earnings numbers out, nina. >> there are indeed. let's turn our attention away from debt towards ek wiltquitie. siemens, its profit almost halved dropping to $1.1 billion in total for the quarter and falling short of analyst expectations. its earnings slide is due to one of charges and it remains confident that its profit to the earned of september will exceed $10.8 billion. with more on those figures and what the future might hold for siemens, let's go to its ceo. thank you for coming on "world business today" today, mr mr. lucia. why did your expectations come in disappointing the market? why was it? >> we basically have one of charges and a very important one was in the -- with a very highly innovative pioneering technology for cancer and the technology is feasible but commercially not ready. so this is a classic case where you work on a high-tech innovation project and you realize that it's not yet prime time. >> when will it be prime time? you're talking about a therapy treatment for cancers. but won't the
than three-quarters of 1%. standard charter. about 3.5% this session. these are all big names to watch. a very big reaction. and now the headline is going to be what happens with the u.s. deadline. speaking of the united states, there was plenty of relief on wall street on thursday, again, because of the news of the european debt deal. that sent investors reaching for their wallets. at the close the dow is up 15250. the s&p was up one and a third per senn. let's take a look at how the markets are going and how things are set for when trading begins on friday. that's how the futures are looking. we're looking cautiously optimistic, i would say, nina. >>> well, it's le than two weeks to go, nina, until the u.s. could default on its $14.3 trillion worth of debt. they met with president barack obama on thursday. cnn spoke with jong king about why some in the president's party are very angry. >> they held a meeting with the president here at the white house for nearly two hours. it's never terribly good that it went on that long. no one is speak publicly about it but i'm speaking with some
and taking on the big issues. and that he called on the group to take on this challenge and then called the meeting to an end. no matter how you read that, it's clearly an increase in tensions on day three of these debt negotiations. with no sign of real progress with the clock ticking. and i do have it confirmed that this president really did say, you know, with my presidency at stake, i will not yield on this issue. >> the longer the deadlock goes on, the more the world is beginning to worry. moody's put america's credit rating under review on wednesday, hinting at a possible downgrade. that follows similar action from the other two big ratings agencies, standard & poors as well as another agency. >>> ben bernanke warned that congressional lawmakers and he warned them what could happen if they run out of time. >> fairly soon after that date, there would have to be significant cuts in social security, medicare, military pay or some combination of those in order to avoid borrowing more money. if in fact, we ended up defaulting on the debt, or even if we didn't, i think it's possible tha
harry reid speak moments ago, a big thumbs down over there, and then -- then -- we will move on. but the number of votes on either side really doesn't matter so much as this number. the number of days and hours now left until the money runs out. this is what we've been warning about for weeks and weeks. still, the vote today was enough to allow the republicans to spike the ball into boehner's court. and he did so with a vengeance. >> i struck my neck out a mile to try and get in agreement with the president of the united states. i stuck my neck out a mile. and i put revenues on the table. in order to try to come to an agreement to avert us being where we are. but a lot of people in this town can never say yes. a lot of people can never say yes. this house has acted. and it is time for the administration and time for our colleagues across the aisle, put something on the table. tell us where you are! >> well, over in the senate, what they are putting on the table is mr. boehner's bill. they'll kill it over there. that's under way right now. we'll let you when the voting is done on
the bigger the government, the smaller the people. right now we've got a government so big and so expensive it's sapping the drive out of our people and keeping our economy from running at full capacity. the solution to this crisis is not complicated. if you're spending more money than you're taking in, you need to spend less of it. there's no symptom of big government more menacing than this. we're up to the task. i hope president obama will join us in this work. >> all right. love that home-spun economics. the key is to make money through higher taxes. that's the other approach, the one that speaker boehner says is destined to fail. >> the president says we need a balanced approach which in washington means we spend more and you pay more. i mean run a small business? i know those tax increases will destroy jobs. the president is adamant that we cannot make fundamental changes to our entitlement programs. as the father of two daughters i know the programs won't be there for them unless significant action is taken now. >> the political wrangling. both obama and boehner were trying to get th
't he go back stronger. >> reporter: let's not mix a lot of different things into one big pot. the poll you referred to was a poll that was done the day after dominique strauss-kahn's arrest. it was a poll that was faultily done. it was declared illegal and done as people were still trying to adjust and absorb the reality that one of the most powerful men in the world who could have been president could have committed such a crime as he was about to announce his nomination. so, i disregard the importance of that poll that said early on that a majority of the french thought that he might have been the victim of a plot. as for france having different sexual morays, seduction is not criminality, seduction is playful, should be enjoyable. committing a violent crime against a woman which was what was alleged to have happened is appalling for any french person. and so one has to make that distinction. what is the bridge between seduction and a violent crime is the potential abuse of power which is -- which is also something that is endemic in french life. >> you make a point that's what's eve
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to something of a seesaw start and living large on the horizon, we get the big monthly jobs number out of the u.s. let's get to europe. nina, how's it looking? >> well, european stock markets, an drew, seem to have been taking their cues from asia, but starting out, generally speak, of an optimistic note. the eu's approval has eased some investors' worries. we'll have more of that in just a moment, but taking a look at the markets as you can see, it's broadly speaking a mixed picture. the cac 40 down but we have pretty modest gains from the ftse 100. >> modest indeed. certainly here in asia, nina, things getting off of the a stronger start. the trading day is, of course, winding down. concerns are high, the european debt crisis being pushed aside. the nikkei up by nearly 1%, just at that 10,000 yechb threshold. it did cross a little earlier in the day and has pulled back from that. and that was thanks in part to tokyo electric power. shares up by 0% today. the company at the center of japan's nuclear troubles is getting very good news. senior government officials have proposed a plan to take up
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